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Advice and Guidance


Your guide to home maintenanceThe following advice and guidance is available:

  • General home improvement advice is available to all residents in Gateshead on request, relating to home maintenance, preventative and improvement works and accessing necessary finance;
  • Advice on how to access DIY  training to enable home owners and residents to carry out basic repairs, improvements and redecoration to their homes.

The following home maintenance advice leaflets are also available:

pdf Brickwork (184k)
pdf Choosing a Builder (264k)
pdf Chimneys (190k)
pdf DIY (226k)
pdf Electricity (296k)
pdf  Flat Roofs 312k)
pdf  Gutters (316k)
pdf Paying for Work (758k)
pdf  Slate Roofs (890k)
pdf Winter Ailments (191k)
pdf Wooden Floors (359k)
pdf Wood Rot in Floors (178k)
pdf Wooden Staircase (231k)

We also offer a service to carry out an audit of required improvement and repair works to your home. It's available to home owners and residents where they require help in identifying house repair and improvement works, and drawing up schedule of works.

Contact Us

Home Improvement Team
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Tel: 0191 433 3000